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Forward Thinking Web Solutions is about helping you ATTRACT, CONNECT and KEEP your customers through using online tools. The purpose of this blog is to help provide ideas for being effective online and using your time and money wisely.

I enjoy working with Small Businesses including small campgrounds.  I am a past member of Camping in Ontario, a workshop speaker at Regional Meetings and the 2015 Convention. I am a three time winner of the the Camping in Ontario "Website of the Year Award". 

Ep. 12 - Print Material for Your RV Park & Campground


Today we spoke about Email and your Campground or RV Park.  We touched on topics like where you host your email as well as tips on how to ensure that you are effective in your email communication. Join Us on the RV & Campground Idea Forum - Google+
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Campground Directory Listings: What to Avoid

Campground Directory Listings: What to Avoid
As a Campground Owner, you may be tempted to purchase a directory listing service in the belief that the more directories in which your campground is listed in will provide more opportunites for you to be found online.  DON'T. This is only partly true.  They key is ensuring that your websi...
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Ep. 10 - Social Media Tools for Your RV Park or Campground


Scott, Cory and Steve speak about their favorite social media tools. Why they like them and how they use them. Join Us on the RV & Campground Idea Forum - Google+
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Ep. 8 - Website Security for your Campground or RV Park


Scott and Steve talk about 3 Steps on reducing the risk of having your website compromised by a hacker. Since this episode I have been getting a growing number of  inquiries ​after​ a campground's website has been hacked. Simply put, at a minimum, please make sure you have a firewall on your website, your website is being backed up to an ...
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3 Ways to Improve Your Google Search Position

3 Ways to Improve Your Google Search Position
Changes by Google in their search algorithm can play havoc on your campground visibility and Google search position. These changes are due to Google's constant tweaking of their search algorithm combined with their pursuit of the perfect user experience. Recent changes include how searches like "Campgrounds near Guelph" are displayed. Google will '...
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Ep. 7 - Email Anlaytics and What You Can Learn


In this episode of the Campground and Idea Forum.Scott, Pamela and I take a look at Email Analytics and the importance of using them. What can we learn about open rates, click rates, bounce raters, seasonal shifts that might occur and potential ways of improving our open rates. We also discuss ways of capturing email addresses. Join Us on the RV &a...
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Ep. 6 - Email Marketing and Your Campground or RV Park


Email is NOT dead.  In fact, email can be an effective marketing tools for your campground or RV Park. In today's Hangout on Air, Scott, Pamela and Steve we discuss Email Marketing.  We spent a few minutes talking about  what we enjoy about Mailchimp and some of the advantages. Join us for our weekly 15 minute hangout ...
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Ep. 5 - Email Options for Your Campground or RV Park


Today we spoke about Email and your Campground or RV Park.  We touched on topics like where you host your email as well as tips on how to ensure that you are effective in your email communication. Join Us on the RV & Campground Idea Forum - Google+
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